13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Inari
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip app .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Helsinki is 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, expand your understanding of the military at Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. When traveling from Kimito Island in November, plan for slightly colder days in Savonlinna, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Ruka and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in November, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around -1°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inari driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

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